If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:9
Scripture teaches us that sin is failing to reach God’s perfect standard. I sin whenever I do something God says I shouldn’t do or whenever I don’t do something He says I should do.
We tend to categorize some sins as “minor.” We don’t feel they are the sign of a rebellious heart. But the problem with any sin is serious. It interferes in our relationship with God and weighs us down!
Unconfessed sin usually leads to more sin. Then the pile gets higher and higher. The Bible teaches that we get rid of this baggage by earnestly and habitually confessing our sin. Confession of sin means we agree with God. We say the same thing about our sin that He says about it. We view it the same way that He does.
Do you view sin the same way that God does? Or do you tolerate it or shrug it off as inconsequential? We need to take the problem of sin seriously.
Make it Personal
What sins do you tend to view as minor? Ask God to help you view all sin through His eyes.